View Full Version : Access DB using PHP on RH Linux 7

02-21-2003, 05:10 PM
Hey, everyone. I am extremly new to PHP.

My website is hosted on a RH Linux box and my account doesn't allow MySQL databases. I would like to try to use an Access DB, but I cannot find any documentation on how to do this on a Linux system. (although plenty are available for Win servers)

Can anyone point me to a tutorial or resource where I might be able to find this information? I have done searches on the various search engines and through the PHP manual, but have not found anything that deals with this particular configuration.

Thanks in advance!

02-22-2003, 03:43 AM
sorry but you wont be able to use MSaccess on linux (there are some hosts who offer this but the access DB is on a different machine (via an ODBC to ODBC bridge) and I doubt your host provides this. (and If they did I would say drop them ;) quick)

Check out if your host has any database , PostgreSQL or Interbase may be available, else I would suggest find another host, MySQL is pretty much standard on all shared PHP hosting , even free accounts usually have MySQL!